October 2

spinoff sites

What are the unoffical spinoff sites? There's MetaChat - "an informal place for MeFites to touch base and post, discuss and chatter about topics that may not belong on MetaFilter." MonkeyFilter, GameFilter - "A good post to Gamefilter is a link or set of links to something that is related to gaming, gamers, or gaming culture." and MeFightClub - " started way back in ye olde 2007 as an offshoot community of Metafilter (a site where members are collectively known as 'Mefites', and that's how we get to 'Mefight' Club), dedicated to having a safe, groovy place to hang out together and play and talk about the games we love." Are there others?

September 29

What was that British candy bar someone mentioned in a comment?

Somewhere recently in the green or the blue, towards the end of the comments somebody posted a link to an old advert on YouTube, for an English candy bar. [more inside]

jbickers has passed away

Sad news this morning: long-time mefite jbickers has passed away at 45. Here's an obituary from WFPL, one of the Louisville public radio stations he'd worked for. [more inside]

September 28

In celebration of mefi connections

I'd like to declare September 28th Reach Out to a New Mefite day. [more inside]

September 25

The Election Debate Logistics Thread

The US presidential debates are upon us, and we'd like to steer the threads covering them so they are fun, readable, and don't break anyone's browser (if possible. Probably not possible.) Here are some things we've been thinking about: [more inside]

September 16

Why doesn't MetaFilter use SSL by default for everyone?

It's opt-in for members, but why not use it by default for everyone?

September 15

Any chance of resurrecting this favorites pony request?

After a long day of reading the site on mobile while waiting for stuff, the request here to add a "Favorite this post" link to the "Who favorited this post" page (the one that comes up when you click the link with the number of people who favorited the post) made a lot of sense to me. [more inside]

Can you help me find an article about a fine art scandal?

This article was previously posted to Metafilter, I believe within the last year. It was a long story about a man who worked as a fine art shipper who moved up in the ranks to become an art dealer. [more inside]

September 13

Humiliation: MetaFilter Edition

There's currently a discussion on the blue about not reading. In the article linked, Professor Amy Hungerford references David Lodge's book Changing Places in which a professor invents a literary game called Humiliation in which players confess to embarrassing gaps in their reading. Was wanting to know what some of these gaps might be for my fellow MeFites.

September 7

120: Hard Out There For A Nerd

Coming down the pipe a little late because summer scheduling is complicated, Jessamyn and I catch up on MetaFilter, MeFites getting married, MeFites going camping, MeFites arguing about stuff, and all the other things the doldrums of August bring with. This episode is about an hour and forty minutes and covers August 4th through September 7th. [more inside]

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